Grub’s up, kids – but maybe we should be charged more for the marvellous maggots

February 18, 2012

Maggots are being given a bad press in the NZ Herald today.

A report there tells of an Auckland family’s resolve to steer clear of KFC “after their chicken and chips came with a side of writhing maggots”.

Alas, the family prefers to remain anonymous.

The story is based only on the account of someone called Christina, who did not want her last name used.

But she is wailing about the family getting its chicken meal from the Botany Downs store about 3.30pm yesterday.

The next bit of Christina’s story will have some people wondering where the maggots originated, because she says –

They took it home and left it on the bench for a couple of hours before dishing it up for their 11-year-old daughter, 7-year-old son and the children’s grandfather about 5.30pm.

Christina and her husband then went out for a short time and were surprised to find on their return that the meal hadn’t been finished.

Dunno if it is a good thing to leave warm chicken and chips on a bench for two hours.

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Don’t fly off to the media with your larvae – make a mint from your maggots instead

March 12, 2010

The reputation of maggots has been sullied in the Herald today with another of those stories about pissed-off people finding one of these magnificent creatures in their tucker.

This time we are told of a healthcare worker who was “disgusted” after finding a maggot in her McDonald’s burger box.

Linda MacDonald, a mental health carer, had just finished eating an Angus Burger Combo, which she bought from the Pt Chevalier McDonald’s, when a colleague she shared the burger with pointed out something “wiggling” in the box.

The 59-year-old Auckland grandmother spat out her remaining mouthful and ran to the toilet to throw up.
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